Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

The monument to Fr. Casey on its perch in the square. Drive in Bingo will he held at the GAA club which bears his name on Sunday from 2:30pm. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Glórach Drive In Bingo on Sunday

Due to its success it is planned to continue the Bingo for the remaining Sundays in October at Fr. Casey’s GAA Grounds.

By: Marian Harnett

Gates will be open from 1pm and game time is 2.30pm.  Glórach guarantees a minimum of €3,050 in prize money each Sunday. 

Wheelchair friendly facilities are available.

Mental Health Ireland

The Mental Health Ireland Art & Photography Competition is now open for entries to all secondary schools, special education and Youthreach students!  

The deadline for entries is 5pm on November 12th.

The theme of the 2020/21 art and photography competition is ‘Reflecting on How I’ve Grown’ – in the face of the uncertainties and challenges of the year.

“This is a celebration of our young people and we want to give them the space to reflect on what they’ve learnt and how they’ve grown during these tough times,” according to the organisers.

National winners in all four categories in both art and photography will receive a One4All Gift Card, feature in Mental Health Ireland’s calendar alongside four additional judges’ choice entries and their pieces will be publicly exhibited in 2021!

As a partner piece to this year’s Art & Photography Competition the Mental Health Ireland is hosting an online workshop under the heading Five Ways to Wellbeing for parents, guardians and teachers of secondary school students.

New Round of Evening Classes

A new round courses have been lined up in the Further Education & Training Centre in Abbeyfeale with the following free classes starting up soon.

Classes include: Beginners art, painting; cookery; machine sewing; furniture upholstery and restoration; beginners art.

If you wish to register for any of the above free classes, please call Mary on: 068 31198 or log onto

Autism Online Conference 2020

Autism: Beyond Behavior is the title of an online conference being held tomorrow, Sunday, October 11th. 

The conference offers interventions, skills and strategies to support  people on the autism  spectrum.

Suitable for parents, families, caregivers, employers, educators, professionals, agencies, advocates and anyone with an interest in autism. Visit:

Abbeyfeale Community Alert

Abbeyfeale Community Alert advises people in their community to be wary of phone calls from numbers you don’t recognise

Don’t answer – the advise. If they want you badly enough they’ll leave you a message. The same goes for unsolicited emails, never click on links and make sure you have a working anti-virus. Don’t fall for offers that seem too good to be true – there is no such thing as a free lunch.

Now that the winter is on its way be sure and check that your security lighting is in working order.

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